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"The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum – even encourage the more critical and dissident views. That gives people the sense that there’s free thinking going on, while all the time the presuppositions of the system are being reinforced by the limits put on the range of the debate." - Noam Chomsky

With this in mind, movies like e.g. Rambo II, give another perspective than entertainment. Especially because it is known that the pentagon sponsors military equipment for movies they approve.

Furthermore it is important to see, which bottom line war-movies uphold.

In Rambo II the main character frees US-american prisioners against his orders, out of vietnamese jungle camps.
He disobeys state orders, but if the war scenario was a good idea in the first place, like pointed out in the original novel from David Morell ("First Blood"), never glimpse through the movie.

So many hollywood movies help to uphold the status quo of the US empire, by delegating what we should take for granted, so that we can play, talk and discuss thereunder. - Rambo
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